Welcome to my blog! I hope to make your visit worthwhile and reward you with some new inspirations, sewing and recycling, crafts tutorials and recipes. Please add yourself as a follower, so that you will automatically be updated when I post something new! Please comment, I appreciate sharing mutual interests, like sewing, crafting, cooking and of course eating well! I am a former Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, I sub in 3 school systems and moonlight at a retail ladies clothing store. which sometimes allows me to indulge my creative energies. A wife, a mom through adoption, Christian, boomer and a member of the sandwich generation I hope to share my unique perspectives and help you with some of yours!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Reap What You Sew Sundays #4, #5 Begins!

Sorry, my linky closed early, not sure why! Stop back later tonight to see who won!

 From last Sunday -Congrats to Sharon, lucky #5 on the random number generator in my Reap What You Sew Linky Giveaway, #4!  She wins a choice of book, and will have it sent to her after we communicate.  Her blog, http://sweetpeaandpumkins.blogspot.com/
is darling, and a tribute to her love of sewing learned from her mother.  She has some wonderful tutorials, please visit her, and let her know you saw her on my blog.

Mothers' Day is also so bittersweet for me.  Both mom and mother in law are enjoying their day in heaven, and the two birth moms that gave my two kids life, are always close to my thoughts and prayers especially on this day.  I hope that I can meet them some day and tell them how grateful I am to them for making us a family.  A big shout out to my hubby who brought me breakfast in bed, took me and my Kate to the Cleveland Zoo, (moms were free) and then cooked me a wonderful steak dinner.  My son couldn't make it, but he did wish me a happy one.  The weather today in my town was one of the very first beautiful days of spring, so we soaked up the sun and cool breezes and celebrated with throngs of families and of course the animals.  I am sitting here at my computer right now while watching Extreme Home Makeover, honoring a special mom who adopted 3 girls who didn't have caring families. It touches me deeply the deep sense of responsibility mixed with intense love.  

 I feel privileged to know the joys of motherhood, and the special relationship between mother and child, and I still get very teary watching birth and adoption stories.  Being Kate and Kevin's mom has been a real adventure, and I look forward to being a great grandma someday...not too soon!  Of course I have a teen who mostly doesn't like being seen with her parents; today was a special gift as we walked together.

 And another special shout out to my sis in law, Mary, who turns 60 today!  Her family threw a surprise Casino night party for her last night, here are a few pics.

Please stop back this week for some new tutorials and treats, and of course, each week for my Sunday linky party winner announcement  kick off for the next one.   For those of you new to Linky Parties,  I think they are alot of fun!  You get a chance to show off what neat stuff you made recently, and we all get to click the link to check it out.  I only ask that you reference my linky party in some way on your post, or side bar, comment and become a follower if you haven't done so yet.  I have code you can cut and paste at the top of my side bar, "Reap What you Sew Sundays".  Party closes on Sundays evenings, this week at 9:00 pm. where the winner will be announced, and a new one begins.  Winner gets a this gently previewed book Painted Wooden Furniture and a shout out on my blog. Lots of great paint techniques here for the beginner or advance painter...Mailed to you free.
 You don't have to be a sewer, just showcase something you made recently. (One disclaimer though, I can only send to bloggers in the U.S., as the cost is prohibitive for overseas postage, sorry, please still post links here...)

 This week's theme, is making something for someone you love.  Share with us your cool stuff, so we all can enjoy it! Here is the start of Reap What You Sew Linky #5.  Spread the word!

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